The Stretton Centre was founded by the City of Playford, the University of Adelaide and Renewal SA, and funded by the Australian Government and the Playford Alive Initiatives Fund.

Stretton will help to:

  • Provide a focal point for the development of regional economic, industry and employment strategies.
  • Identify and pursue new industry and workforce development opportunities.
  • Assist with the development of industry networks, clusters and new facilities that support growth.
  • Foster innovation in high growth potential sectors.
  • Provide a world-class collaborative space for building and sustaining economic development partnerships.
  • Involve stakeholders from industry, government, researchers and the wider community.
  • Provide high-level industry extension services in collaboration with international partners.
  • Create close partnerships with local, SA and Australian Governments.
  • Maximise industry and employment development opportunities that can flow from major projects.
  • Foster the uptake of smart procurement practices in the region.